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Walking and Talking

12-19-2013 · Let it be a small reminder of how hostile the world is to the Gospel, and a small reminder of what you’ve signed up for when you agreed to take up your cross. The world - in this case represented by gay activists and the media who kowtow to them - hates you. They hate your family, they hate your values, and they especially hate this Jesus.


Night Thoughts Away from Home during Christmas Season

12-19-2013 · I share readily in the town’s festive mood, smiling at perfect strangers and wishing them all “Merry Christmas.” What is it about Christmas that brings out the best in friends and strangers alike?


Grafton Appointment Exposes Massive Differences in the Anglican Church in Australia

12-1-2013 · I wrote last week about the appointment of Rev Dr Sarah Macneil as the new Bishop of…


Questioning Charismaticism

10-23-2013 · If Charismaticism is true, God speaks through tongues, words of knowledge, and prophecy, to guide the church but does not give the church an objective measure for determining whether in fact he is speaking.


Rumor Control

10-4-2013 · There are times when I feel like Andrews, the prison warden in Alien 3. Every now and then, he would call the prisoners together and say, “This is Rumor Control. Here are the facts.” Something like that is needed here and now, given the hysteria in Washington.


Facebook: Purveyor of Hate

8-14-2013 · I am normally a big advocate of free speech. I can’t stand college speech codes, and the political correctness culture that demands a pound of flesh when someone violates its taboos drives me crazy. I’m all for calling out nonsense and even hate, but I have no use for silencing idiots and bigots. Let the marketplace of ideas consign stupidity and prejudice to the garbage cans and sewers where they belong. Then there’s Facebook.


Sex and Jihad – the Failure of Modern Hermeneutics

6-15-2013 · In the case of the Bible and sex it ignores both what Jesus has to say and what explanatory resolution He brings to the deep question of the relationship between Old and New Testament. In the case of the Qu’ran there is not even the slightest evidence of an attempt to grapple with the Medina/Mecca question nor to explain the “sword verses”. Instead all we get is the recurrent mantra of “Islam is a religion of peace” despite the quite obvious Qu’ranic and historical evidence to the contrary.


Shiny Red Balls & Red Herrings in Upper South Carolina: Three Notes on Bishop Waldo’s Clergy Email

6-11-2013 · 1) The letter from the rector of Christ Church, Greenville was not “about the Task Force” at all. It was, rather, about the bishop’s decision—and his decision alone, as he is the ecclesial authority of this diocese—to approve of the use of the same sex blessings liturgies in this diocese. No other entity has the authority to approve of such rites. It is Bishop Waldo’s decision and his alone. His apparent desire to drag the ironically-named Bishop’s Task Force on Unity into his email to the clergy is . . . interesting.


PB sermon turns silk purse into sow’s ear

5-15-2013 · I think that last Sunday’s lesson from Acts is one of the Bible’s best for preaching the liberating power of Christ.  It is a passage that even progressives should find inspiring on several levels. Unless you are the Presiding Bishop, who sees the complete opposite.  Instead of liberation, there is confinement.  Instead of Christ’s glory, there’s just squalor.


Don’t Sign the Letter

5-10-2013 · Living in a condition of regular unrepentant sexual engagement with a person of the same sex is, according to 1 Cor 6:9-10, damnable. The best thing, the only thing, to be done is to repent, break off the relationship, and turn to Jesus Christ. For the sake of those engaged in this sin (and those who are tempted by it) there can be no pastoral or practical accommodation.


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